Employee Feature of the Month - Nick Schenkel

June 29, 2020


Nick Schenkel is a camp counselor at the YMCA's Summer Day Camp - and he has been for the past 8 years! He went camping as a kid and was inspired by his older brother to become a counselor when he was 18 years old. While at first, he didn't think he would be good at it, Nick now enjoys working with children not only at camp, but at Wilson Vance Elementary School as a Recess Monitor and a helper with the FABSS Program, as well as coaching basketball and track at Donnell Middle School.

Nick is going into his third year at Bowling Green State University as a Physical Education major, and he would love to continue working for Findlay City Schools after graduation. During quarantine, Nick organized basketball practices in the month of May for students who couldn't play because of the season's cancellation. He says that one of the most important things he's learned as a counselor is that every kid is different; it's all about learning how to engage with different kids and to have fun because he doesn't want it to feel like school!

He is known by his campers for his positive, goofy attitude and his John Cena entrance song every day at camp. One of his most memorable days is always Talent Tuesdays because it gives kids the opportunity to showcase their unique talents. His motto for all aspects of his life is "It's not about the life you live, it's about the life you leave behind". Nick hopes to continue positively impacting the lives of children for years to come.